Birmingham keeps getting more and more cool stuff, and we are here for it. The state’s largest distillery opened its doors in Lakeview in July, and an upcoming event Young Pioneers event called “The Unwritten Story” will share the story behind the business and its awesome space straight from the sources.
Join Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham for a panel discussion featuring Dread River Distilling Co. and Williams Blackstock Architects at the Dread River Tasting Room & Car on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. The event is limited 55 attendees, so snag your free ticket today!
Insider tip: you can also take an optional tours, which include tastings, beginning at 5:30pm. Tour tickets are sold separately and may be purchased here.
Light food will be provided by Dread River and cocktails will be available for purchase. Valet will be on duty.
Panelists for the evening include:
- Jeff Dugas – Founder, Dread River Distilling Company
- John Cubelic – Founder, Dread River Distilling Company
- Carl White – Head Distiller
- Michelle Piechowicz – Brewmaster
- Cyd Quick – Event Director
- Stephen Suitts – Beverage Director
- Lauren Gwaltney – Architect
- Mary Gentle -Interior Designer
Dread River Distilling Co. is a new distillery in downtown Birmingham that draws on the centuries-old craft of creating, curating and distilling quality spirits. The distillery is attached to a 4,000-square-foot venue that functions as both a bar and event space, servicing cocktails, beer and food on a nightly basis. The name Dread River comes from a legend of a river flowing beneath downtown Birmingham. This myth encompasses the spirit behind Dread River, symbolizing the journey it took to bring this business to life, the challenges we all face in our own lives and the chance to celebrate our accomplishments with a toast.
Williams Blackstock Architects has been creating spaces that enhance the human experience – through innovation and creativity – for people to live, learn, work and play. The firm was founded in 1994 to provide inspiring, yet cost efficient design solutions through a collaborative relationship with our clients. More than two decades later, having designed millions of square feet, the firm remains committed to this simple but powerful approach. The principals of Williams Blackstock Architects manage a team of talented, driven professionals committed to the core value of our practice– to make our clients successful.
REV Birmingham creates vibrant commercial districts. In support of that mission, Young Pioneers of Birmingham helps create advocates for the city of Birmingham by connecting young professionals with the influences, risk-takers and business owners who have been and will be instrumental in our city’s successes.
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.
Main Street Alabama recently celebrated local program successes at the ninth annual Awards of Excellence. REV Birmingham has been a Main Street organization since before we were REV. If you’ve ever browsed any of our history page, you might already know that REV was formed in 2012 as a strategic merger of Main Street Birmingham and Operation New Birmingham – and we’re happy to still be working toward a more vibrant city every day, project by project! Here are the Main Street Alabama awards that REV won for 2021!